Cowboys sign defensive end Bowen

Updated: April 9, 2010, 2:05 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Cowboys continued to bolster their depth on the defensive line, signing end Stephen Bowen to a second-round tender worth $1.759 million Friday.

Bowen recorded career-highs last season with 18 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, three pass breakups and 35 quarterback pressures.

The Cowboys now have signed five of the 11 restricted free agents that were offered tender deals, four of whom are defensive linemen, including starter Marcus Spears.

Bowen's signing comes on the heels of linemen Jason Hatcher and Junior Siavii signing their tender offers Thursday.

The deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets is April 15.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPN Dallas. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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